World of Archie Double Digest #12 [Direct Edition]
(January 2012)

Archie, 2010 Series
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Price
3.99 USD
Pages
164
Indicia Frequency
10 times a year (monthly except Mar. and Nov.)
On-sale date
2011-11-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Library
Barcode
762816468503 01211
Editing
Victor Gorelick
Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Keywords
Christmas; high school; holiday; humor; teen

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Rich Koslowski
Colors
Rosario Pena

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie and the girls waist deep in snow
Keywords
Snow; winter

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Challenge (Table of Contents: 2)

World of Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jim Amash
Colors
Digikore Studios
Letters
Phil Felix

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You look tired, Betty... real tired!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Nancy Woods; Svenson; Rita Sanchez; Jughead Jones; Ms. Beazly; Dilton Doiley; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Mr. Weatherbee; Ms. Haskell; Mr. Schonwald; Miss Phlips
Synopsis
Assistant principal Sanchez leads a brainstorming session where students propose ways to cut school costs. Mr. Weatherbee thinks their ideas are ridiculous and impractical, but Betty and the drama coach share film of the sessions with a member of the state board of education. He sees that it makes the point with comedy, and congratulates Mr. Weatherbee for his school's creating such a powerful tool in the budget debates.
Reprints
Keywords
Budget; drama; high school

Tall Brawl (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco ?
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How's the air up there, Milo? Yuk! Yuk!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Milo; Ann; Archie Andrews; Dan; Stan
Synopsis
Milo is annoyed at people commenting on his great height. When Archie innocently asks, "what's up?," Milo decks him.
Reprints
Keywords
High school

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

The Muppets / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Archie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Dear Old Dad (Table of Contents: 6)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards ?
Pencils
Joe Edwards ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes, Archie! Son! This is my family! These are my children! I always think of you that way! My little brood! I guess I'm just a sentimental old fool!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Barney; Miss Grundy; Miss Phlips; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee tells Archie he feels like a father to his students. Soon they are addressing him as Pop and deluging him for advice on their personal problems. Mr. Weatherbee holds an assembly and roars that he is to be treated with due respect. He sends a sympathy card to Archie's father.
Reprints
Keywords
High school

Write This Down... (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Bolling ?
Pencils
Bob Bolling
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm going to need another shelf if I keep adding to my collection of die-cast model planes!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Beazly; Dilton Doiley; Veronica Lodge; Professor Flutesnoot; Miss Grundy; Charlie Perkins; Big Moose Mason; Pop Tate; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump; Betty Cooper; Miss Phlips
Synopsis
Riverdale High students kid about Mr. Weatherbee's limp, and about his being bald and overweight. Archie spots him at an air show, in deep conversation with another older man. That man (Perkins) tells Archie that Wild Waldy Weatherbee was the best helicopter pilot in Vietnam. Among other things, he saved Perkins' life at great risk to his own, being wounded in the process. Archie writes about this in a school essay. Warned by Miss Grundy that the principal is a very private man, students never reveal what they know, but they treat Mr. Weatherbee with deep respect.
Keywords
Air show; helicopter; Vietnam

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Craig Boldman
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What are you supposed to be?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Ms. Beazly; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Archie is working in the school cafeteria for Ms. Beazly. In down times they play word games with alphabet noodles and a waffle.
Keywords
Cafeteria; food; high school

Indexer Notes

Sunday newspaper strip

Kiss Bliss (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Winning entry by Archie Andrews
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie wins a blue ribbon for his airplane model. Betty kisses him, and he awards the ribbon to her.
Reprints
Keywords
Airplane model

Indexer Notes

Mime strip.

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How to Train Your Dragon / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Archie's Mad House / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I... I can't hold them back any longer!
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Archie Andrews; Captain Sprocket
Synopsis
Splash page; Archie blocking a door with Mad House characters pushing through
Keywords
Spaceman; vampire

Denny the Drifter (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie's Mad House / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Holy cow! My do-it-yourself time machine really works! I've transported myself back in time!
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Denny the Drifter; Boob the Barbarian; Kink the Conqueror; Moogaipan; Pearl
Synopsis
Denny the Drifter, using his time machine, visits the past. With modern paraphernalia such as fly spray, a TV, and a Frisbee, he overcomes obstacles to scale a mountain and win a 200-pound pearl. This turns out to be a desperate overweight girl named Pearl.
Reprints
Keywords
Giant; time travel

Master Disaster (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie's Mad House / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi! I'm Robert Pinkford, king of the disaster movies, taking you on a tour of the studios!
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Robert Pinkford
Synopsis
A disaster movie director tells tall tales about how he produced the movies' special effects.
Reprints
Keywords
Movies

You Know You're a Monster If... (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie's Mad House / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Dan DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...you need a shave everytime there's a full moon!
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Werewolf; mummy; giant ape; Frankenstein's monster; swamp creature; vampire
Reprints
Keywords
Monster

Indexer Notes

Six one-panel gags about how you can learn whether you're a monster.

Berserk Quirk (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie's Mad House / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That monster is too tame!
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Frankenstein's monster; movie director
Synopsis
The movie makers need a really angry monster, so the director tells him that he won't get paid.
Reprints
Keywords
Monster; movie

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Gimme a Break! (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ouch! Archie's lack of coordination has given him a broken arm!
Characters
Archie Andrews

Indexer Notes

Word scramble with first aid terms (because Archie is so uncoordinated).

Minstrels of Yore (Table of Contents: 20)

The Archies / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Daddy, why are you driving away those minstrels?
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
The Archies [Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones]; Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Professor Flutesnoot
Synopsis
Ye Archies are a band of Medieval minstrels. Sir Lodge hires them to rid his castle of rats, which Jughead does by singing. Rampaging hordes approach, but Sir Reggie promises to drive them away single-handedly. When he fails, Jughead drives them off by singing.
Reprints
Keywords
Castle; knight; Medieval; middle ages; minstrel

Archie's fashion craze! Cut-outs! (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie varsity sweater
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper (picture); Veronica Lodge (picture); Midge Klump (picture)
Synopsis
"Paper doll" costumes for Archie.
Reprints
Keywords
Fashion; paper doll

What's in a Name? (Table of Contents: 22)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, hey, hey! Ho, ho, ho and a wow wee wow!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Percy Winebred [Thunderbolt Blast]; Percy's girl friend; the Exterminator; Exterminator's girl friend; Dilton Doiley [Killer]; Mad Dog
Synopsis
Jughead steers Archie away from girls by warning him about their frighteningly-named boy friends; actually, Jughead comes up with the names as public relations for inoffensive fellows. Reggie finds out and moves in on the Exterminator's girl friend. The Exterminator, though, is real.
Reprints

A Fine Example (Table of Contents: 23)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You'd better get your head examined!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Miss Grundy; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Miss Grundy draws moral lessons from the hard-working ant. Reggie points out that he still gets stepped on in the end.
Reprints
Keywords
Ant; high school

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Kevin Keller / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Mayor for a Day (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Fernando Ruiz
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Brighton Early
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Eeyyoooww!!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Geraldine Grundy; Stuart Smart; Alison; Dilton Doiley; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee is relieved when Stuart Smart beats Archie in the election for week-long teen mayor of Riverdale, but Stuart names Archie as the new school superintendent.
Reprints
Keywords
election; high school; politics

Indexer Notes

Brighton Early (colorist) is presumably a pseudonym.

Veronica's Wonderful Life! Part 1 (Table of Contents: 27)

Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Dan Parent ?
Inks
Rich Koslowski
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What a miserable winter night!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Sugarplum Fairy; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Leroy Lodge; Archie Andrews; Cheryl Blossom
Synopsis
Veronica watches "It's a Pretty Good Life" at Christmastime, and wonders what life would be like had she never existed. Sugarplum Fairy shows her Riverdale impoverished without Lodge spending; Veronica's parents lavishing affection on her cousin Leroy; and Archie in love with Cheryl Blossom.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; fairy; holiday

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29) (Expand) /

Sabrina the Teenage Witch / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Veronica's Wonderful Life! Part 2 (Table of Contents: 30)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent
Pencils
Dan Parent ?
Inks
Rich Koslowski
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look at the way she controls him!! That's my job!! There's Betty! Thank goodness!
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Cheryl Blossom; Sugarplum Fairy; Midge Klump; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Continuing her journey through an alternate world without Veronica, Veronica sees Betty trapped in an unsatisfactory relationship with Reggie; Jughead as a lady's man; the gang broken up by business closings and school cutbacks. She celebrates a world in which she is a force for good after all.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; fairy; holiday

George and Ginger (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
? [as Kennedy]
Inks
Ken Selig
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, meet George! He's our part time replacement for Smithers!
Genre
humor; science fiction; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; George; Hermione Lodge; Ginger
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge leaves the house, instructing the robot butler to block teen access to the refrigerator, and to chaperone the romantic young couple. Archie and Veronica introduce George to Veronica's robot maid Ginger. Since the robots are programmed to act like real people, they concentrate on each other's company and ignore the teens.
Keywords
Butler; maid; robot

The Collection (Table of Contents: 32)

Mr. Weatherbee / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mr. Weatherbee, about this collectors' show our school is running...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Rita Sanchez; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; Miss Phlips; Betty Cooper; Moose Mason; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee confiscates a hand-held video game from Archie and tosses it into a bin of such items going back 20 years. He's deeply frustrated trying to get $8,000 more from the school board for new student computers. While Mr. Weatherbee is busy, Mrs. Sanchez mistakes the video games as offerings for the school collectors' show. A visitor pays the school $15,000 for the games, and Mr. Weatherbee gives Archie two days off.
Reprints
Keywords
Collection; game; high school

Indexer Notes

Items in the collectors' show include merchandise for such Archie characters as Archie, Josie (as a Pussycat), the Shield, the Comet, the Fly, the Black Hood, Cosmo the Merry Martian, Super Duck, and Sonic the Hedgehog. There are also Green Lantern, Dr. Fate, and Star Trek items.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

Josie / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
She's Josie
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie; Pepper; Melody
Synopsis
Illustration of the three girls
Keywords
Flower power; peace symbol

The Great One Part I (Table of Contents: 36)

Josie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vince DeCarlo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Melody! Josie's going over the cliff!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie; Pepper; Melody; Great One
Synopsis
The girls get lost while skiing, and shelter for the night in an isolated cabin. In the morning the mysterious Great One appears, manifesting strange powers and announcing that he is conqueror of the universe -- now including Earth. The terrified girls wonder if this is the end, but Melody points out that it's only the end of Part One.
Reprints
Keywords
Alien; extra-terrestrial; metacognition; ski

The Great One Part II (Table of Contents: 37)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vince DeCarlo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...and now... while my people mop up the last few pockets of resistance. I shall teach you how to treat your new leader!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie; Pepper; Melody; Albert; Alexander Cabot III; Great One [Beaver; Mysto]
Synopsis
The Great One requires the terrified girls to make the cabin fit for a conqueror. At his command they clean the place, cook his meal, trim his hair. When they spot the boys searching for them, the girls risk their lives to warn them away, but an annoyed Alex storms into the cabin. He knows full well that the hermit there is an ex-Vaudeville magician who has used his talents to bamboozle some service.
Reprints
Keywords
Magician; ski; Vaudeville

Over Dated Part I (Table of Contents: 38)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vince DeCarlo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Both?" You dated both for the same dance?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie; Josie's dad; Albert; Alexander Cabot III; Pepper; Melody
Synopsis
Josie carelessly dates both Alex and Albert for the dance. Pepper and Melody help her razzle-dazzle the boys, so that neither one realizes she's running between them. Josie confuses them further when she scolds them for spending too much time with the other girls.
Reprints
Keywords
Dance; motor scooter

Under Manned Part II (Table of Contents: 39)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Vince DeCarlo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For Pete's sake! Anybody could have fixed that door!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie; Albert; Alexander Cabot III; Pepper; Melody
Synopsis
The girls continue their razzle-dazzle until the boys give up and commiserate with each other. Neither realizes that the other had a date with Josie. Both are bewildered as to whom Pepper and Melody came with. The girls think it's all hilarious.
Reprints
Keywords
Dance

Indexer Notes

While it's one story each part has a different title.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 41)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Craig Boldman
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli
Inks
Henry Scarpelli
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow, it's nice and warm in your house, Reggie.
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie ran out of money before buying Jughead's Christmas gift, so he's giving him a defective football. Jughead won't find out until next fall, but it's the thought that counts.
Reprints
  • Reprint of Sunday newspaper strip
Keywords
Christmas; football; gift; holiday; newspaper comic strip

Season's Greetings (Table of Contents: 42)

Big Moose / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Duh! I saw that!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Reggie takes advantage of gifts and mistletoe to kiss Midge. Moose is furious, but Archie convinces him that Christmas is not the season for hitting people. Moose rigs up a booby-trapped gift that does the job for him.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; gift; holiday; mistletoe

Lunch Crunch (Table of Contents: 43)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz ?
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie.. would you please take this lunch to Mr. Weatherbee?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Ms. Beazly; Mr. Weatherbee; Jughead Jones; Svenson; Professor Flutesnoot; Miss Grundy; Miss Haggly
Synopsis
Archie is carrying a tray with Mr. Weatherbee's lunch to the principal's office. Weatherbee imagines all the things that could go wrong with Archie involved, and puts out a panic call for the nurse, the custodian, the chemistry teacher, and Miss Grundy. He collides with all of them in the hall, but Archie delivers the lunch perfectly.
Reprints
Keywords
Cafeteria; high school

Strung Out (Table of Contents: 44)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A banjo, Betty? You're going to play the banjo?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Archies [Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle]
Synopsis
Betty shakes a great tambourine for the Archies, but now she wants to play the banjo. Only Reggie has the courage to tell her how bad she is at playing it. Told to find some other use for the thing, she clobbers him with it.
Reprints
Keywords
Band; banjo; music

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Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 46) (Expand) /

Archie Babies / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Holidazed and Confused (Table of Contents: 47)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Fernando Ruiz
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Holly Daiz
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Archie, this is a great idea!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis
Archie suggests that the gang go caroling to raise money for the town senior center, but he has a cold, and his voice sounds terrible. Reggie points out that they're not taking in any money, and tells Archie to absent himself. When the rest of the gang insists that Archie be returned, Reggie brings him back, but with a muffler across his mouth.
Reprints
Keywords
Carol; caroling; Christmas; holiday

Indexer Notes

"Holly Daiz" (colorist) is presumably a pseudonym.

Holiday Hassle (Table of Contents: 48)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Randy Elliot
Inks
Rich Koslowski
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Jack Morelli

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This year I'm going to do my Christmas shopping way in advance and get it done early!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Dilton Doiley; Jenna
Synopsis
Archie decides to do his Christmas shopping early and avoid the aggravation. But with long lines, competition for scarce products, and impending sales that make it more sensible to buy later, he spends the whole day accomplishing nothing, making him sour about Christmas.
Keywords
Christmas; gift; holiday; mall

Now You're Cooking! (Table of Contents: 49)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Tim Kennedy
Inks
Ken Selig
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Teresa Davidson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yum! Lunch sure was tasty today!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Ms. Beazly; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis
Ms. Beazly always serves an extra-special cafeteria meal the day before Christmas vacation, and the students worry that since she has no family, she'll be lonely for the holiday. Jughead asks her to join his family for Christmas dinner, and she's touched, but says she will be too busy doing some cooking of her own. It turns out that each year she creates a spectacular Christmas meal at the Riverdale Rescue Mission, where patrons and volunteers honor her deeply.
Keywords
Cafeteria; Christmas; high school; holiday; rescue mission

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  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Archie
  2. 1. ["Archie Comics & Popfunk"]
    Archie
  3. 2. The Challenge
    World of Archie
  4. 3. Tall Brawl
    Archie
  5. 4. ["The Muppets now starring in... books!"]
    The Muppets
  6. 5. ["Archie wall art now available"]
    Archie
  7. 6. Dear Old Dad
    Mr. Weatherbee
  8. 7. Write This Down...
    Archie
  9. 8. ["What are you supposed to be?"]
    Archie
  10. 9. Kiss Bliss
    Archie
  11. 10. ["How to Train Your Dragon"]
    How to Train Your Dragon
  12. 11. ["Over 400 pages of the best Archie comics!"]
    Archie
  13. 12. ["I... I can't hold them back any longer!"]
    Archie's Mad House
  14. 13. Denny the Drifter
    Archie's Mad House
  15. 14. Master Disaster
    Archie's Mad House
  16. 15. You Know You're a Monster If...
    Archie's Mad House
  17. 16. Berserk Quirk
    Archie's Mad House
  18. 17. ["Archie meets KISS"]
  19. 18. ["Access the entire Archie Comics digital universe!"]
    Archie
  20. 19. Gimme a Break!
    Archie
  21. 20. Minstrels of Yore
    The Archies
  22. 21. Archie's fashion craze! Cut-outs!
    Archie
  23. 22. What's in a Name?
    Jughead
  24. 23. A Fine Example
    Reggie
  25. 24. ["Order yours today!"]
    Kevin Keller
  26. 25. ["Archie marries Betty & Veronica!"]
    Archie
  27. 26. Mayor for a Day
    Archie
  28. 27. Veronica's Wonderful Life! Part 1
    Veronica
  29. 28. ["On sale now!"]
    Archie
  30. 29. ["The Best of Sabrina the Teenage Witch"]
    Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  31. 30. Veronica's Wonderful Life! Part 2
    Veronica
  32. 31. George and Ginger
    Archie
  33. 32. The Collection
    Mr. Weatherbee
  34. 33. ["Order today!"]
    Archie
  35. 34. ["The original seven Archie 'Will You Marry Me?' issues now available as a set!"]
    Archie
  36. 35. ["She's Josie"]
    Josie
  37. 36. The Great One Part I
    Josie
  38. 37. The Great One Part II
    Josie
  39. 38. Over Dated Part I
    Josie
  40. 39. Under Manned Part II
    Josie
  41. 40. ["Access the entire Archie Comics digital universe!"]
    Archie
  42. 41. ["Wow, it's nice and warm in your house, Reggie."]
    Archie
  43. 42. Season's Greetings
    Big Moose
  44. 43. Lunch Crunch
    Archie
  45. 44. Strung Out
    Archie and the Gang
  46. 45. ["Order today!"]
    Archie
  47. 46. ["On sale now!"]
    Archie Babies
  48. 47. Holidazed and Confused
    Archie
  49. 48. Holiday Hassle
    Archie
  50. 49. Now You're Cooking!
    Archie
  51. 50. ["Subscribe today!"]
    Kevin Keller
  52. 51. ["Everything's Archie"]
    Archie
  53. 52. ["Super Mario 3D Land"]
    Super Mario
  54. 53. ["Relive the adventure!"]
    Star Wars
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